Thursday, January 24, 2008

Looking for Treasure

I love using Matey's Map and Ahoy Matey from SU! I loved the card posted by stampintoo so I made a similar one. Her charms are so cute. I distressed the paper edges with scissors and my fingernail, crumpled a bit, and then inked it up real good with Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Tea Dye. The image is watercolored with a waterbrush and dye markers. I stamped the ship twice on another piece of paper, watercolored, cut out both images and put them together with foam tape and popped them up again on the background. I used patterned paper from Rusty Pickle's Cap n' Jack line and distressed and curled the edges. I wrapped some hemp around it before I mounted it to the card. I had inky fingers and paper shavings all over...I love messy projects! I really like this scene and with two boys and pirates being so popular right now I'm sure I will be making many more!


Sharon said...

What a great card for a boy! Just came across your blog through Thoughts of a Cardmaking... You do some wonderful work. Keep it up!

beate said...

Awesome card, Danielle!